Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Over 65% of the American population is overweight and at an increased risk of dying from weight-related diseases. As weight increases the medical complications associated with obesity increase as well as the death risk.
Everyday activities are a challenge because of the excess weight and the medical conditions that result from them: tying shoelaces, walking, climbing steps, bending down and playing on the floor with children and grandchildren, fitting in an airplane set, going on an amusement ride, fitting comfortably into a movie seat, running and playing with the dog. With weight loss surgery you can recapture your life, regain your health, and correct the medical conditions that are preventing you from enjoying it.
The numbers are staggering as obesity now involves so many of us and our loved ones. Over 65% of the population in the United States is overweight. 50 million are considered obese and 12 million morbidly obese. Our lifestyles, the foods we eat, our lack of exercise, and daily pressures to work hard and provide for our families have led to unhealthy living. Many individuals experience increased medical problems and a potentially increased risk of dying. There are over thirty obesity-related medical conditions that include diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, gallstones, heartburn, hypertension, infertility, arthritis, urinary incontinence, back, and joint pain problems.
Bariatric surgery is recognized as a means to which the morbidly obese can regain their lives and recapture their health, resulting in the disappearance of their life-threatening illnesses. Our experience has enabled us to understand that each patient has his or her own individual needs.
Our unique and comprehensive program is designed specifically for each patient, keeping that concept in mind.
Dr. Neil Floch and his weight loss team make the long-term care of your weight easier and guides you on a lifelong path to addressing your obesity that is safe and successful.